habitat steward

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    If you are committed to wildlife and water friendly land care practices, and want to see ecologically friendly yard and garden care become more wide spread, then consider asking HAT to become a Habitat Steward. Habitat Stewards commit in writing to:


  • SunsetSerenadePoster

    HAT invites you to Haliburton Farm for the Sunset Serenade to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd

    at 7:30pm 'til the frogs sing and the bats fly!

    Come tour the Haliburton Urban Biodiversity Project wetland and grassland restoration sites, samples some fabulous desserts, and stay to hear the beautiful spring chorus of the Pacific Chorus frog (Tree Frogs). Renowned bat expert Dr. Cori Lausen will be there to talk about the fascinating life of bats and (weather permitting) will demonstrate an echolocation recording device LIVE at the wetland!


  • Co-hosted with Lohbrunner Community Farm Co-operative, 24 eager participants attend this workshop and workparty event. Despite the cold and frosty morning, everyone was full of energy and excited to learn about propagation of native species that will help local ecosystem resiliency and overall wellbeing. Attendees learned how to prepare a site for a hedgerow planting next spring, and propagate Oceanspray, Pacific Ninebark and Black Twinberry from semi-hardwood, and Oceanspray from seed. We were grateful to have in attendance Ian McKenzie, an active longstanding Habitat Steward of the Bilston Creek watershed for decades, and he is back to join us for the Wildwood and Bilston Creek Wildlife Corridor Stewardship Program!

    For more information on these types of events, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling our office 250.995.2428. You can also sign up for the Fern, HAT's e-newsletter, and stay up-to-date with all of HAT and our partners' events around Southern Vancouver Island.

    Thank you to our funders of this project: EcoAction, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Sitka Foundation, and Metchosin Foundation. 


  • My Internship with Habitat Acquisition Trust                                                                         

    by Caroline Merner       

    Fall has crept up quickly and I cannot help but reminisce about the amazing season I spent as the Outreach Intern for Habitat Acquisition Trust this summer.  At Thanksgiving, I contemplate why I am so grateful for having had this opportunity. This internship put the theory from my environmental studies at Dalhousie University into practice. Aside from being biology-based, I developed essential communication and outreach skills.

    Caroline Merner Senanus Island

    Caroline (front, centre) and other volunteers with HAT staff returning from Senanus Island


  • Wildwood Watershed Landowners Learn Frog-Friendly Creek Stewardship

    By Paige Erickson-McGee & Wendy Tyrrell

    On November 30, 2018, HAT hosted the workshop Creating Frog Friendly Spaces with Native Plantsaimed toward landowners with creeks or wetland areas on their properties. HAT was thrilled to have 22 registered workshop participants, including 10 Habitat Stewards in the Wildwood Creek Watershed. The workshop was held on a HAT Conservation Covenant property in Metchosin where the landowner is also a Habitat Steward with the Good Neighbours Program.


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